It’s been a while that I was trying to create a raw vegan pepperoni recipe.
You know the one that I can put on the table and slice with a knife.
I am hungarian I need this in my life even if I became a vegetarian 30 years ago.
I have reached the perfect taste of the sausage/pepperoni made several really good recipes,
but still not have the real form. You need a very thick paste to do that.
I use a Thermomix in my kitchen. It is a quite a good blender and is also a food processor.
I have a beautiful big Cuisinart food processor but I don’t use it very often as the Thermomix does everything.
The thing I like the most that as it also cooks your food I can see the temperature when I blend.
You know sometimes blades can overheat things and with this blender I can see if the temperature arrives around 40 so I can stop blending.
Or I can even heat my food to 40 degrees.
To make the long story short I prepared a thick sausage mixture and tried to blend it.
I prepared double quantity and tried to blend....
So I added a red bell pepper to make it more liquid and tried to blend...
I gave up. Added some water, made a sausage cream and it was delicious.
But at this point I had too much mixture.
A part of it ended in the dehydrator, 4+4 hours. (This means you flip it over after 4 hours)
It turned out quite dry but not too much.
Perfect to cut to small pieces like if it was a real chorizo sausage.
It is really really very tasty and looks better than the real one!
I eat it on cucumber or radish “crackers” with onions and lots of fresh veggies.
Yes, it is a mixture of nuts and seeds but these are healthy things.
Flax seed, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds are really good for you.
It might be too much oil if you follow an 80/10/10 diet but even then, it depends on, how much you eat.
There is one thing you have to be careful if you prepare this.
If you make this quantity and want a sausage cream AND the dehydrated one too,
you have to be careful with the salt. When dehydrated it becomes more salty.
Next time I will use my Cuisinart. If you have a good blender maybe try to do half of this quantity.
It seems to have too many ingredients, but these are all simple things that we keep in the kitchen.
50 g dry Flax seeds (I put this in the blender and made it run for a second, so it became a little like flax seed flour)
Then put all the rest:
50 g Pumpkin seeds (soaked for an hour or 2)
50 g Sunflower seeds (soaked for an hour or 2)
100 g Macadamia nuts (soaked for an hour or 2)
200 g Dried tomatoes (soaked for an hour or 2)
1 Red bell pepper
10 Dates (soaked for an hour or 2)
10 cloves of Garlic
1 tbsp Chia seeds (optional)
Freshly ground Pepper (to taste)
Smoked paprika or liquid smoke (to taste)
2 tbsp Sweet paprika
Smoked salt (to taste)
1 teaspoon Cumin powder
1 teaspoon Cumin seed
4 tiny pieces of Ginepro (optional this was just an experiment. Germans use it in their sausages and as it is very healthy I wanted to try, next time I might put even more)
1-2 tbsp ACV
Chili or any hot pepper if you like it.
1 tbsp of Shoyu (this is absolutely optional!)
2 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
I am pretty sure that you can substitute the seeds for walnuts or brasil nuts.
And the macadamia nuts for cashews.